Commentary

16 Rome Convention: International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations 1961

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
| Commentary

16 Rome Convention: International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations 1961

| Commentary

16 Rome Convention: International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations 1961

The Rome Convention is based on the principle of national treatment1 and provides certain minimum standards of protection2. The term of protection is 20 years from the end of the year the fixation of a sound recording (or ‘phonogram’) was made or from the end of the year in which the performance or broadcast took place3. (It will be noted that this period of protection has been subsequently by Council Directive (EU) 2011/774.) As with the

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